Becoming a Builder's Labourer
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Becoming a Builder's Labourer

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Also known as Construction Worker.
Performs routine tasks in erecting and repairing structures and facilities on building and construction sites and in factories producing prefabricated building components.
Training time 16 weeks - 1 year
Avg. weekly wage $1,524
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 9,200

What does a Builder's Labourer do?

  • loading and unloading building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around building sites
  • erecting and dismantling temporary structures such as barricades and scaffolding
  • mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as concrete, plaster and mortar
  • cleaning and carrying out minor repairs on stormwater drains and canals, and checking for cracks and leaks in sewerage systems
  • digging holes and shovelling excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal
  • spreading and levelling soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
  • assisting with assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings

Specialisations

  • Bricklayer's Assistant
  • Carpenter's Assistant
  • Tiler's Assistant